Wednesday, October 26

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 10 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 9 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit. Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Tuesday.

Week 10 Internet assignment: Extra credit option. (repeat announcement) The Week 10 Internet assignment is available now and, in addition to the usual assignment of reading three Storybooks and commenting on them, there is an additional "extra credit" option where you can read three more Storybooks and comment on them for an additional 6 points. I hope you will have fun with that - the extra credit option is something you can use to visit Storybooks from the other class and/or visit some Storybooks for Halloween! :-)

Storybook Stack. As usual at the beginning of the week, there are still LOTS of Storybook assignments in the stack. If you turned something in before 9PM on Sunday, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned something in later on Sunday or on Monday or Tuesday, it is probably still in the stack waiting for me to get to it. If you want to check to make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here. Also, see Tuesday's announcements for additional information about finishing up your Storybook with three stories if you want to do that.

Wednesday Events on Campus. The University Theater production of Sunday in the Park with George (a Stephen Sondheim musical) is showing tonight in Holmberg Hall at 8PM with additional shows through this weekend. (time/location/details). Find out more about this event and other events happening on Wednesday at the Campus Calendar online.

Diwali 2011
. One of the most important festivals in the Hindu calendar is Diwali, also known as the "Festival of Lights." The festival takes place over a five-day period, and you can read about all the stories and legends associated with each day of the festival in this Wikipedia article. The word Diwali is a contraction of "Deepavali," which means "row of lamps," and one of the Diwali rituals is the lighting of candles and lamps to symbolize the triumph of good over evil. Those of you in the Indian Epics class might be interested to know that the lighting of these lamps is also associated with the lamps that were lit for Rama in honor of his having defeated Ravana and returning to his kingdom after his years of exile. The image below shows a Divali festival in Chandigarh, India: